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Bellabeat is a wearable technology company that designs and produces smart jewelry targeted mainly at female consumers. The company’s product offerings include smart products such as necklaces, watches, and even a water bottle. Bellabeat is best known for its Leaf series products – the original Leaf, Leaf Urban, and Leaf Chakra. Like other smart jewelry companies, such as invisaWear and Totwoo, Bellabeat aims to bring the looks of jewelry to wearable tech. In addition to pursuing a more feminine design in an industry dominated by sporty and masculine wearable, the brand also takes on a holistic approach in helping its users to stay healthy. In addition to being a fitness tracker, the device analyzes your activities and make holistic recommendations to help you stay fit and manage your stress level.

In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the founding of the brand and the range of products Bellabeat offers to the consumers.

This article is part of our smart jewelry brand series.

Founding of Bellabeat

Bellabeat was founded in 2013 by Slovenian artist Urška Sršen and Croatian mathematician Sandro Mur. The founders first met when Urška was working as a windsurfing instructor in Croatia. The duo shared the same passion for sports and travel. They went on to collaborate on various projects. In their collaborations, Urška handled the design and Sandro took care of coding. Later the pair went on to found Babywatch – a maternal monitor technology before pivoting to Bellabeat.

Bellabeat Founders

Bellabeat Founders Sandro Mur and Urska Srsen

Urška Sršen was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1989. She studied Sculpting in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. When she was in the academy, she discovered her favorite material to work with – wood. In Steve Job’s famous commencement speech, he said that you can only connect the dots backward. This is certainly true in Urška’s case, as wood would later become a core theme of Bellabeat Leaf’s design. After meeting Sandro Mur as a windsurfing instructor, the two started to collaborate on various projects.

Sandro Mur is a serial entrepreneur. He was a mathematician from Croatia. Prior to co-founding Babywatch and Bellabeat, Sandro founded INU – a healthcare startup that provides real-time patient monitoring technology. When the Babywatch project started to gather steam, INU provided part of initial startup capital for the project to grow.

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Babywatch (2012-2013)


In 2012, Sandro and Urška founded Babywatch Inc. Babywatch was a maternity tech that allowed you to listen to an unborn baby’s heartbeat and visualize it in the app. The records are a little fuzzy during this period of time. But in 2013, the team made quite a few breakthroughs. First, they won a local competition — the SHIFT conference — in May 2013 which came with a $10, 000 prize from Splitsa Banka. Then in September 2013, they launched their Babywatch product for expecting moms in Europe. A month after the launch in late October 2013, the team won the Pioneers Festival Challenge – an entrepreneurship event in Vienna, Austria. The challenge provided a further 35,000 Euro to the team’s capital. The team’s momentum continued as they got accepted into Y Combinator – a startup accelerator based in Mountain View, California. The program ran from Jan to March 2014. During this time, Babywatch changed its name to Bellabeat. My speculation is that there could have been some copyright or trademark issues with the name Babywatch in the US. In February 2014, Babywatch launched in the US market as Bellabeat.


As the Bellabeat portable ultrasound (Doppler) system launched in the US in early 2014, the founders were hatching a plan. The plan was to diversify their products and perhaps pivot their company if an opportunity presents itself. In October 2014, Bellabeat announced several new products: Shell – a wireless upgrade to their portable ultrasound system, a smart scale with no display, and Leaf – a piece of smart jewelry. After rounds of funding and development efforts, the team released the famous Leaf in May 2015 under the Bellabeat brand.

Bellabeat Leaf Nature

The Leaf was massively popular. The company went with the flow and repositioned itself as a smart jewelry company. In startup-speak, Bellabeat had pivoted to smart jewelry from its original maternal tech focus. Since then Bellabeat has released several new wearable devices such as Leaf Urban and Leaf Chakra and a smartwatch.

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Bellabeat Smart Jewelry

Bellabeat Smart Jewelry - Product Offerings

Now let’s take a look at what smart products Bellabeat has to offer.

Bellabeat Leaf

Leaf is Bellabeat’s flagship product line. It consists of a series of smart jewelry. Leaf wearable share an interesting design theme. Namely, a leaf-shape metal that curves and wraps around a smart core that is designed to look like wood or stone. A Bellabeat Leaf can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, or even a brooch.

Bellabeat Leaf Urban
Bellabeat Leaf Urban

The product line’s first device was Leaf Nature (sometimes referred to as just Leaf) which the company released in 2015. Currently, there are three variants in the Leaf line: Leaf Urban, Leaf Chakra, and Leaf Crystal. In terms of tech features, they are identical and you can refer to the list found at the bottom of this section for the feature set. Their differences lie in their designs and the materials. The OG Leaf Nature used actual wood and the metal leaf looks closer to a real leaf. The subsequent Leaf products switched to wood composite. The metal leaf also turned slightly more abstract. In the case of Leaf Chakra, only the silhouette of a leaf remains.

Bellabeat Leaf Chakra
Bellabeat Leaf Chakra

Leaf Urban vs Leaf Chakra. Leaf Urban’s core housing is designed to look like wood. Leaf Chakra’s housing is designed to look like stone. Leaf Urban has a metal leaf on it. Leaf Chakra got rid of most of the metal leaf and replace it with Rose Quartz and Onyx crystals. However, the silhouette of a leaf can still be observed. The crystals are said to carry some spiritual benefits.

Bellabeat Leaf Crystal
Bellabeat Leaf Crystal

Leaf Crystal is a luxurious offering from Bellabeat. It was created with Swarovski crystals and costs a lot more. Admittedly the design does make it look more exquisite.

Bellabeat Leaf Feature List

  • Activity tracking
  • Steps tracking
  • Record distance traveled
  • Sleep pattern tracking
  • Stress management and tips
  • Guided meditation
  • Menstrual cycle tracking
  • Wireless sync
  • No charging
  • No display
  • Smart alarm

Bellabeat Time

bellabeat time smartwatch

Bellabeat Time is a collection of smartwatches. To be exact, these are hybrid smartwatches — the kind that doesn’t have any screen on them. Think of it as a Bellabeat Leaf that looks like a wristwatch. The features are almost identical except that it also tells time. Bellabeat Time tracks steps, calories, distance traveled, sleep patterns, and menstrual cycle. Like the Leaf, these watches also take a holistic approach to motivating you to live a healthier, stress-free life.

Minimalist, discreet, elegant – these are some of the words that come to my mind when I look at Bellabeat Time. These watches are made of hypoallergenic stainless steel and are available in rose gold and silver. Its mesh strap is designed to match the color of the bezel. There is no customization option for the strap but you can buy a different strap from Bellabeat accessories store and swap it yourself. The watch dial is white no matter which options you go for. Overall the design is OK but unfortunately a little boring. By the way, check out this article if you’re thinking of wearing a watch to a job interview.

Bellabeat Spring

bellabeat spring smart water bottle

Bellabeat Spring is a smart water bottle that helps you to stay optimally hydrated. It does that by tracking the amount of water you drink. Based on your lifestyle, the companion app will send out a notification whenever you’re becoming dehydrated. The water bottle operates on battery and can operator for around 6 months before needing new batteries. It has memory built-in and can store up to 14 days. To sync with your phone, simply shake the bottle. The Spring a is BPA-free water bottle — that means you can drink without worrying about ingesting toxins from the bottle. The exterior offers superior grip and comfort due to its design and material used. Last but not least, the bottle is dishwasher safe.

Product Discussions

Is Bellabeat Leaf Waterproof?

Bellabeat Leaf (the first version) is safe against water splashes but it is not water-resistant. So no, it is waterproof. Do not wear it to swimming or any other activities that will get it submerged in water.

The succeeding Bellabeat Leaf Urban and Leaf Chakra are water-resistant and have a rating of IPX6. That means you can wear it in the shower and it is safe against rain and other wet environments. But you still shouldn’t wear it to swimming, the device will get damaged if it gets in the water.

Bellabeat Leaf is it waterproof

Brand & Company Discussions

Is Bellabeat an American company?

According to Bellabeat’s Wikipedia page, the company’s headquarter is in San Francisco. It also has offices around the world such as in London, Hong Kong, and Zagreb. The company appears to run most of its operations in Zagreb, Croatia. So with that taken into consideration, it’s reasonable to call it a Croatian-American company.

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This article was originally published on Urban Men Outfits — a website dedicated to men’s fashion tips, grooming ideas, gadgets, and other fun topics.

Article Structure

  • Founding of Bellabeat
    • Bellabeat Founders
    • Babywatch (2012-2013)
    • Bellabeat
  • Bellabeat Smart Jewelry
    • Bellabeat Leaf
    • Bellabeat Time
    • Bellabeat Spring
  • Product Discussions
  • Brand & Company Discussions
  • Bellabeat Videos


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Steam Room Etiquette: How A Man Should Behave

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The positive effects of a steam room – the rejuvenating effect on skin, muscles and joints while relieving stress – are well documented. However, a few people always manage to detract from an otherwise therapeutic experience.

We don’t want you to be ‘that guy’, so we’ve created 10 steam room etiquette guidelines every man should follow.

Don’t Come In Naked

We are not in Ancient Rome; steam rooms are now mainly unisex. Even if you are in a single-sex steam room, please don’t come in naked. There really is no need.

If you don’t want to wear trunks, then don’t. However, please have the decency to put a towel around your waist to protect your ‘modesty’. Furthermore, if you are only wearing a towel, don’t put your leg(s) up – needless to say, no one needs to see that.

Shower Before You Come In

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There’s nothing worse than someone stepping into the steam room straight from a two-hour cardio workout, still dripping with sweat.

Suddenly, people become rather weary about the source of steam in the room, not to mention the ‘scent’. Have a shower, please. It takes 30 seconds.

Use The Space

If the steam room is almost empty, don’t sit directly beside the only person there; it’s awkward.

Much like Thomas Fink’s (of The Man’s Book) method of selecting the optimal urinal, leave at least one space between you and the other person where possible. Trust us, it’ll make a more enjoyable steam room experience for everyone.

Keep It Closed

Unlike the normal rules of gentlemanly behaviour, do not hold the door open for the person behind you. They managed to get this far, we’re sure they’ll be OK opening it for themselves.

It’s frustrating waiting up to 30 minutes for the ‘optimal steaming temperature’ only to have someone come along and hold the door open for their partner who’s showering.

In Or Out

soor open

If you’re unsure you want to come in, think about it outside, not with the door open (see previous point).

If you are looking for someone, come inside rather than trying to see through the impenetrable steam, or waiting for all the steam to filter out to ease your line of vision.


Now, this is unbelievable; some actually think it’s fine to bring a razor into the steam room and have a shave. Where do these people think the hair goes?

It doesn’t matter how much hair you have, the hair still has to go somewhere. There’s no ‘hair length’ related rule for this one – it cannot happen. Ever.

Adults Only

If the sign says, ‘No kids under the age of 16,’ it means that. We should add that the age restriction also applies to mental age.

Watch Your Mouth

steam conversation

While it’s polite to say “Hello” when entering and “Cheers” when leaving, conversation in the steam room should be kept to a minimum and not forced upon any unwilling recipient. If their eyes are closed, it’s probably a good sign they want to be left alone.

Gentleman, it is not a pub. Do not use it as a venue to discuss your lurid stories from the night before, how well your job is going, or divulge the inner workings of your ‘relationships’ – there’s a reason psychologists get paid.

Comments such as “It’s hot in here” are not required – we know it’s hot; that’s why we’re here.

Don’t Stare

It’s still rude, even if (you think) they can’t see you. No one wants to be gawped at, in or out of a steam room.

Hold It In

Finally, if you must break wind, please, please, please do it outside. Unfortunately, the steam doesn’t numb the sense of smell.

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The Best Men’s Shorts For 2024 Are Anything But Boring

The Best Mes Shorts for 2024 Are Anything But Boring

man wearing various styles of shorts

“A don doesn’t wear shorts.”

Words uttered by fictional New York mob boss Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. to Tony Soprano during an exchange between the two in the fourth season premiere of The Sopranos. Essentially, the older man was admonishing Tony for having previously sported a pair of shorts in public. He felt it was immature. Unbecoming. He was wrong, however.

The thing is, we get where Carmine is coming from. Sometimes, shorts don’t meet the level of formality required for a particular setting or event. But we’re not talking about those instances. When it gets really hot out and you don’t have a member of the old mafia guard mumbling in your ear otherwise, shorts simply get the job done.

Only, some shorts do it better. With the rapid approach of summer, we’re here to tell you that cool shorts come in all types of configurations. Different inseam lengths. Different fabrics. The works.

So come along for the ride. We’re taking you on a tour of the best men’s shorts for summer 2024. With so many to choose from, it was hard to narrow them down. But consider the work done for you. Oh, and stick around to the end to see our top pick!

The Best Basic Shorts: 5” Stretch Chino Short by J.Crew

5” Stretch Chino Short by J.Crew

Sometimes you’ve gotta start simple. And that’s exactly where this pair comes in. J.Crew has been supplying fellas with enduring American classics for decades, and if there’s one thing you can rely on them for (besides Ivy-inspired bangers), it’s good closet staples.

Their 5-inch inseam Stretch Chino Shorts get a lot right. For one, they’re arguably the best length you can get. Many agree that a 5-inch inseam is ideal.

There’s something about a short that’s well, short. It lets you show off the goods! In this case, your legs. But there’s also a nice bit of stretch in the mix here, making these perform a heck of a lot better than stiffer counterparts.

With ten colors and a timeless look, these will run you about $50, but select colors go on sale frequently. Don’t miss out.

The Best Classic Shorts: 6-Inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Short by Polo Ralph Lauren

6-Inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Short by Polo Ralph Lauren

Looking for something a tad bit more “old money?” Pardon our use of the TikTok-ified term, but Ralph Lauren’s aesthetics often lean into something adjacent to a lifestyle filled with country clubs and true American class.

Their 6-inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Shorts fit right in with all of that. With six colors and a flattering length, this pair will be sure to impress. Subtle features such as the tabbed-button rear pockets and the tastefully applied, iconic Polo logo all make them an absolute winner.

Our bet? Go with the Deckwash White color for a good mix of versatility and elegance. Oh, and they’re under $90, too.

The Best Textured Shorts: 5 1/2″ Corduroy Everywear Shorts by Madewell

5 1/2" Corduroy Everywear Shorts by Madewell

One of the best style hacks you can ever learn is that texture is seriously important.

Outfit feeling a bit dull? Nine times out of ten it’s because things are too flat. A great way to add more visual interest is by incorporating texture through fabric. In the case of these shorts by Madewell, that would be corduroy.

Though typically a fabric most associated with autumn, winter, and the mild days of spring, these work for summer just as well in short form. With a perfect 5 ½-inch inseam and a comfortable elastic waistband, these shorts are a great addition to any casual ensemble.

They come in some brilliant colors, too, such as Warm Coffee and Dusty Laurel. The best part? They’re less than $70.

The Best Sweat Shorts: Austin International Sweat Short by Saturdays New York City

Austin International Sweat Short by Saturdays New York City

If it’s maximum comfort you crave, look no further than the Austin International Sweat Shorts by Saturdays New York City. They come in a heathered gray as well as black, and they’ve got a solid 6-inch inseam to keep your legs free during the summer heat.

That doesn’t mean these are flimsy, though. They’re constructed from a heavyweight 14oz loopback terry that gives them a great bit of shaping – something you often don’t expect from a pair of sweat shorts. And yet, somehow, they get softer with each and every wash/wear. For less than $100, these are an excellent option you won’t regret.

The Best Military-Inspired Shorts: 5” Officer Short by Todd Snyder

5” Officer Short by Todd Snyder

Remember what we said about lending your outfits a bit of interest through texture? Well, another method is through shape and drape, both of which can be achieved through a couple of well-crafted pleats.

Pleated shorts have had somewhat of a comeback in the men’s fashion landscape, and we’re fully onboard. Todd Snyder’s 5” Officer Shorts are a great way to try out the look.

Inspired by old military shorts and crafted from 100% cotton, these shorts are tastefully short with a 5-inch inseam and feature double pleats, as well as a coin pocket. They’re a bit pricier at $148, but for Todd Snyder quality, they’re well worth the price of admission.

The Best Linen Shorts: 7.5 Pleated Linen Short by J.Crew

7.5 Pleated Linen Short by J.Crew

When it’s absolutely scorching out there, sometimes regular shorts simply won’t do. In that case, it’s time to go full throttle and break out the linen. J.Crew appeared already on this list, but they just have too many great options to offer, like their 7.5” Pleated Linen Short.

Despite their longer length, the extra shaping provided by the single pair of pleats makes these a timeless pair with a bit of extra dimension. Not to mention that flapped coin pocket, which makes for a nice additional touch. They’ll run you just under $90, but when it’s really toasty outside, you’ll be thankful you picked these up.

The Best Loose Denim Shorts: Men’s 5 Star Carpenter Short In Mid Indigo by Wrangler

Men’s 5 Star Carpenter Short In Mid Indigo by Wrangler

Yep, jorts are back. If you’ve paid any attention to fashion spaces online, you might have noticed an uptick in denim short wearers over the past couple of years. But thankfully, today’s denim shorts are a lot cooler than the ones you wore in middle school. And with the right styling? They can look downright killer.

Currently, like many other fashion-forward shorts, jorts tend to be among one of two camps. One is loose and long. The other is a more traditional length and slimmer. Both are valid. But if you’re intrigued by the looser silhouette, Wrangler’s 5 Stat Carpenter Shorts have both you and nearly your knees covered.

These shorts have a 10-inch inseam, which while not for the faint of heart, is certain to make a statement. They’ve got a great early-2000s energy about them, and the more rugged details like the carpenter pant pockets really seal the deal. Not wholly convinced? They’re only $20. You can’t beat that.

The Best Retro-Inspired Denim Shorts: 501 ‘93 Cut Off 7” Men’s Shorts by Levi’s

Guy Wearing Retro-Inspired Denim Shorts wiht untucked casula shirt

Now for the other camp. Levi’s is the undisputed king of jeans. So naturally, their denim shorts are a total vibe, too. Their 501 93” Cut Off 7” Shorts have a great retro flair, with distressing along the hem and several tasteful washes.

Not to worry, because they can still be styled with ease, and their laid-back nature keeps things looking and feeling highly casual.

They cost just under $70, but Levi’s denim is damn near always worth it.

The Best All-Use Shorts: Men’s Baggies Shorts 5” by Patagonia

Men’s Baggies Shorts with flip flops

Patagonia Baggies have reigned supreme for quite some time. They debuted these shorts in 1982 and never looked back. They didn’t have to. These shorts have naturally stood the test of time and work with just about anything.

While they do project a somewhat more athletic look at first glance, you’d be surprised at how versatile they can be. Paired them with a plain white tee. Then a cotton crew neck sweater. Try them with a rugby polo. They just work.

Not only that, but they’re intended for water use as well. In a pinch, they make for a solid pair of swim trunks. Get them wet, and don’t sweat. For only $65, there’s no reason these should be as versatile as they are.

Our Absolute Favorite Shorts: Herringbone Twill Larsen Short by Buck Mason

Herringbone Twill Larsen Short by Buck Mason

A middle-ground 6-inch inseam. Two perfectly pleasing pleats. Herringbone weave texture. These might be the perfect shorts! Buck Mason always releases excellent products, but these might be some of the very best shorts you can buy for summer 2024.

They’re made from a 9.4 oz washed cotton twill fabric, and have just the right amount of extra shape and volume due to the single pleated front. They sit higher on the waist due to classic high rise, better breaking up the proportions between your legs and your chest. With a flapped coin pocket and two neutral colors, these shorts work a wide variety of occasions and an even wider number of ensembles.

For $128, we don’t think there’s a more perfect pair of shorts out there.

The Wrap-Up

Maybe Carmine is right. Maybe a don shouldn’t wear shorts. But chances are, you’re not a don. You’re a regular guy looking to upscale his style. And regular guys wear shorts. Because shorts, when executed well, can look pretty damn great!

Hopefully, this carefully curated list of the best shorts a man can buy has been helpful. Keep an eye out for future recommendations, and keep cool this summer!

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The Best Men’s Linen Pants Keep You Looking Cool and Feeling Cooler

relaxed fit beige linen pants black t shirt black leather belt loafers

Things are getting toasty out there, fellas. It’s just about time to switch over to your summer wardrobe. On the absolute hottest of days, you may be inclined to reach for your favorite pair of shorts.

And hey, we’re not knocking that decision. But on days that you still want to feel a bit more dressed up without sacrificing comfort and breathability, consider picking up a pair of linen pants this season.

For the less initiated, linen is a fabric made from fibers derived from flax plants. Not only is it natural, but it is highly breathable, featuring a looser weave than knotty wools and twill cottons.

This makes linen an ideal material for summertime clothing, especially pants. Their relaxed nature and subtle texture can elevate just about any summer outfit, whether you’re running morning errands or grabbing dinner outdoors. And the best linen pants absolutely double down on the cool factor.

man wearing relaxed-fit beige linen pants with a black t-shirt, black leather belt, and black loafers

At Real Men Real Style, we want you to look your best and feel your best this summer. So without further ado, here are our top recommendations for the best men’s linen pants in 2024, covering a variety of budgets and micro-styles. Read on!

The Budget Pick: Linen Blend Relaxed Pants by Uniqlo

Linen Blend Relaxed Pants by Uniqlo

The Japan-based mega-retailer of clothing basics doesn’t miss. Their Linen Blend Relaxed Pants are an excellent choice, and snagging a pair won’t hurt your wallet too much, either. While not a fully linen composition, a linen-cotton blend ensures a bit less wrinkling than you’d typically expect from fully linen pants – and it keeps things breathable, too.

With a classic silhouette, these are incredibly easy to style as well. Not sure how? Here’s a hint. Try ‘em with just about anything. Appropriate for the office, country club, cruise ship deck, and anywhere in between, there’s a heck of a lot of versatility available to you here.

With five colors and extensive unisex sizing options, you can’t get much better than these for under the $50.00 mark.

The Laid-Back Pick: Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell

Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell

If the last option had a bit too much cotton in the mix for your taste, the Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell might be more your thing. Made from 100%, you guessed it, linen, these casual bottoms offer a solid value for the money, and significantly more laid-back aesthetic.

Available in a unique sage green, don’t let their casual nature fool you – you can style these a ton of ways. Wear them with your favorite band tee. Wear them with loafers of Adidas Sambas. Try them out with a camp collar shirt.

You’ve got options, and the relaxed, generous fit provided by the drawstring waistband means you don’t need to bother worrying about a belt. For under $90.00, these are a damn near steal.

The Contemporary Pick: Classic-fit Linen Trouser by J.Crew

Classic-fit Linen Trouser by J.Crew

If J.Crew didn’t make this list, then something would be seriously wrong. As the parent brand to Madewell, J.Crew is known to offer serious style with a preppy twist – and their linen offerings are no exception to this rule. Their Classic-Fit Linen Trousers are 100% linen and come in four flexible colors.

Not only that, but their timeless fit makes these work exceptionally well for almost any occasion. Dressed up or down, they’ll make an impact. And for a price tag of $118.00, they feature some great extra features like button-flapped rear pockets. We can’t recommend these enough for all your summer sartorial needs.

The Detail-Centric Pick: Standard Pleated Pant in Flax Linen by Alex Mill

Standard Pleated Pant in Flax Linen by Alex Mill

Launched in 2012, Alex Mill has made a profound impact on the men’s fashion landscape in only a relatively brief period of time. Well-regarded for their solid fabrics and budget-friendly casual tailoring options, they should definitely be on your radar – and so should their Standard Pleated Pants in Linen.

There’s hardly a better way to add easy visual depth to an outfit than a couple of pleats, and these pants understand that to great effect. With a slightly cropped hem and higher rise, the fit on these is exceptionally well-crafted.

There’s extras to go around too, most notably a tastefully-flapped coin pocket and cuffed legs. Available for $175.00, these offer a pretty good value if you’re ready for the next step above traditional budget options.

Oh, and did we mention they’re 100% linen, too?

The Clean Pick: Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pant by Buck Mason

Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pant by Buck Mason

The go-to brand for American classics and workwear-inspired pieces at a reasonable price-per-quality, Buck Mason is particularly good at turning great fabrics into even better clothes. Look no further than their Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pants for proof.

Inspired by the look of vintage military chinos, these pants have a particular airy weave that keeps things extra breathable. With a classic fit, natural color, and details like a coin pocket, these pants are competitively priced at $178.00 and can be paired with Buck Mason’s matching Linen-Hopsack Carry-On Jacket for a casual suit that may as well be the official uniform of taking it easy – in style.

The Five-Pocket Pick: Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Cotton Linen Pant by Todd Snyder

Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Cotton Linen Pant by Todd Snyder

Looking for a pair of linen pants that definitely air on the casual side of casual? Five-pocket pants are much like jeans – but aren’t necessarily made from denim. In the case of this offering from Todd Snyder, they can come in linen, too!

Todd Snyder is much beloved for their updated takes on classic style centerpieces, and these pants prove they’re still on the money. Available in three colors, you can forget resorting to jeans anytime you want a five-pocket configuration.

With a 73% cotton and 27% linen composition, you can expect these to be sturdier than other more linen-forward pants. But don’t be misled – they’ll still keep you feeling cool and looking fresh.

The Customizable Pick: Classic Wide-leg Trouser by Scott Fraser Collection

Classic Wide-leg Trouser by Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser Collection has become renowned for their exceptional fits, fabrics, and plethora of options available. The England-based brand offers some brilliant tailoring, and their Classic Wide Leg Trousers exemplify the quality you can expect.

Technically, these pants are offered in dozens of options, including cottons and wools. But they’re also available in multiple linen fabrics, ranging in color and weave. There’s guaranteed to be an option that calls out to you.

But that’s not where the customization stops. You can choose to add/remove belt loops, side tabs, cuffed legs, and more, and can expect a highly-flattering traditional fit that is full through the leg and the seat, thanks to a couple of generous pleats. All of this – available to you for around $310.00 USD (converted from GBP).

The Enthusiast Pick: Tobacco Cotton Linen Games Trousers by Drake’s

Tobacco Cotton Linen Games Trousers by Drake’s

If you’re a menswear-head like us, you’re surely familiar with Drake’s. If not, then let it be told – they’ve got some serious game. While certainly pricey, the quality and pure style found in the garments of this British-based menswear powerhouse are nearly unparalleled.

Drake’s understands pants. Like, really well. Their Cotto Linen Games Trousers? Truly exceptional. A high-quality blend of linen and cotton means that these pants will hold their shape better and be less prone to excessive wrinkling, but still maintain a breathable composition suitable for summer weather.

While easily styled up, the construction is relatively relaxed and works just as well casually, with a pinched waist and fuller fit in the leg. Adorned with a pair of single forward-facing pleats, they come in a variety of colors. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but we’re especially fond of the Tobacco color – they’re incredibly versatile.

Like we said, these ones aren’t exactly cheap, coming in at $500.00, but you’ll struggle to find a pair this good anywhere else. Menswear enthusiasts love Drake’s for a lot of reasons. These pants are one of them.

The Wrap-Up

At Real Men Real Style, we want you to look your best and feel confident. Which is why we want to let you know about the best products and best practices. If you haven’t previously given linen pants a shot, let this be your sign to upgrade your style game this summer.

Like we said, shorts can be cool. But linen pants indicate a level of understanding when it comes to the intersection of fabrics and functionality. They tell the world that you don’t have to resort to shorts the moment it gets a bit warm outside. You’re prepared. You’ve got the perfect pair of pants for the job. Any of the above will most certainly help you keep your cool.

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Title: The Best Men’s Linen Pants Keep You Looking Cool and Feeling Cooler
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